Category: Minister for Health

Strengthening Hospital Safety To Protect Patients

The Andrews Labor Government is cracking down on dangerous and unregulated cosmetic surgery facilities as part of a suite of new laws to protect patients and strengthen the quality and safety across the health system. The Labor Government will today introduce the Health Legislation Amendment (Quality and Safety) Bill into the Parliament, delivering on key […]

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Full Forward For Women’s Health In The West

The Andrews Labor Government is partnering with the Western Bulldogs Football Club to kick new goals for women’s health in Melbourne’s west. Speaking at the Western Bulldogs Community Foundation Fundraising Dinner last night, Minister for Health Jill Hennessy announced a $600,000 grant to expand the successful Sons of the West health program to include women […]

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More Translating Services For Culturally Diverse Patients

Four health services will deliver innovative interpreting services to make it easier for patients from multicultural backgrounds to get the care they need, thanks to a new Andrews Labor Government program. Minister for Health Jill Hennessy today announced recipients from the inaugural round of the Labor Government’s $623,000 Language Service Innovation Grants program. The program […]

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Massive Boost To Make Victorian Health Services Safer

The Andrews Labor Government will double its investment in making hospitals and mental health services safer, as a powerful new campaign makes it clear that violence against healthcare workers is never OK. Minister for Health Jill Hennessy and Minister for Finance Robin Scott today launched a confronting community awareness campaign designed to reduce occupational violence […]

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$60 Million In Hospital Equipment And Infrastructure Grants

The Andrews Labor Government is investing in better equipment and infrastructure for Victoria’s hospitals, so they can keep providing the best treatment and care. Minister for Health Jill Hennessy today invited health services to apply for grants from the next round of the $35 million Medical Equipment Replacement Program and the $25 million Engineering Infrastructure […]

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Singapore Deal Cements Victoria As A World Leader In Health

Victoria will play a major role in supporting Singapore to build modern, state-of-the-art hospitals as part of a new Andrews Labor Government deal that will also create more jobs at home. Minister for Health Jill Hennessy today met Singapore’s Minister for Health, the Honourable Gan Kim Yong MP and witnessed the signing of a memorandum […]

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Seven More Supercare Pharmacies Opening Soon

The Andrews Labor Government will open another seven Supercare Pharmacies across Victoria next month so even more people can get the healthcare and advice they need from pharmacists and nurses late at night. Minister for Health Jill Hennessy today announced the locations of pharmacies that will open 24-hours-a-day, every day from 30 June, with a […]

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Celebrating Victoria’s Unsung Health Heroes

The ninth Minister for Health Volunteer Awards today celebrated the tireless efforts and incredible work of some of Victoria’s most generous citizens. Minister for Health Jill Hennessy handed out the 14 awards, congratulating the recipients on their outstanding work, which ranged from leadership in raising awareness within the community around specific health issues, to closely […]

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New Pakenham Community Health Centre Opens Its Doors

Pakenham residents now have better access to the vital community health, mental health and family services they need – all under one roof – with the opening of the new Pakenham Health Centre. Minister for Health Jill Hennessy today joined Monash Health and Cardinia Shire Council to officially open the new $6.21 million community health […]

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Better End-Of-Life Care In Regional Victoria

The Andrews Labor Government is ensuring that people in regional Victoria can access high quality and compassionate end-of-life care, closer to home. Minister for Health Jill Hennessy today announced the second round of the Andrews Labor Government’s popular Regional Health Infrastructure Fund will open next Monday and, for the first time, be expanded to include […]

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